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Who: Kason and Bethany Bloom have been serving as church planting missionaries to Ecuador with Vision Baptist Missions since 2017. They are members of Vision Baptist Church. They have two sons: Jaxon and Noah. Status: The Bloom family is currently in Peru serving under the leadership of David Gardner. Once they finish learning the language,...
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By Stephen Carrier, missionary to Chile Chile, which has long been the most stable country in South America, is about to decide whether it wants to invite uncertainty in a year in which nothing is beyond the realm of possibility.  Last year, protests in Santiago turned violent after a rise in metro prices, and the...
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By Courtney Mathos, Tracy Paver, & Kevin White Yesterday, Bolivians went to the polls to elect a new president, vice president, and 166 members of Congress. This vote comes one year after Bolivia had initially set re-run elections. In October 2019, then-president Evo Morales sought a controversial fourth term and had to flee the country...
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On October 25, 2020, Chileans will vote on whether or not to rewrite its Pinochet-era constitution. This bid for change comes after the 2019 protests that marred the Chilean landscape and economy. As quarantine restrictions ease slightly in Santiago, demonstrators have begun gathering anew ahead of the referendum. At one of these protests, a video...
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By Katherine Holt, OGTC Student Chaco, a semi-arid region composing sixty percent of Paraguay’s land area, has recently experienced widespread wildfires.  These fires have been busy consuming wildlife and any vegetation that was left in the area. National authorities have asked their neighboring countries to assist in the attempt to quench these deadly flames. Because this...
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Written by Chestley Howell, Missionary to Colombia While home in Kansas, I recently went with my dad to the Amish produce auction. There we bid on and bought pallets of fresh pumpkins, newly-picked organic watermelons, and pounds of tomatoes straight from the farm. The taste and the smell of the fresh fruit and vegetables were...
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Today is the last day to get your free Kindle version of Unfinished on Amazon! If you want to be a part of God’s plan in Latin America, this book is for you. Get a free copy on Kindle here. If you have any friends who might be interested in missions, get this to them before time runs...
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If anybody ever told you nothing in life is free, they weren’t speaking about the Kindle version of Unfinished! Yes, that’s right, from October 1st-5th, you can get Unfinished: Unfinished Mission. Unfinished Story absolutely free on Kindle by clicking here. What you’ll find in this book are the stories of missionaries imploring you to see Latin America for...
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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Latin America has been an interesting case study in how different nations are handling COVID-19. Some countries, like Peru, have almost locked down entirely, while Brazil’s president views the collapse of the economy as a bigger danger in the long run and has opted to keep his country open...
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By Nate Gaffney, OGTC Intern “We don’t know if when we leave home, we will come back – I don’t have the will to live anymore,” says Joyce da Silva dos Santos. She was mourning the death of her son, Guilherme, whose life was cut too short by corrupt policemen. Many citizens in Brazil walk...
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